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Lavandula stoechas Atlas - Atlas Mountain Lavender

It's the rabbit ears for me. The first thing I think of when looking at the Lavandula Atlas is the flower heads. The foliage is smaller and the flower heads larger than other Spanish lavenders. The flower heads sometimes topple the stalks when it is misty or when overhead water is applied and there aren't as many blooms. In the end the blooms are a size large, this Atlas Mountain Lavender is a regular in my gardens. Atlas Mountain Lavender has rows of dark purple flowers in the heads. Lavandula stoechas pedunculata Atlas is native to Morroco. A similar plant if this can't be found is Lavandula Otto Quast. Lavandula stoechas Atlas is great for the Butterfly Garden. The Gray Hairstreak, Fiery Skipper, Mournful Duskywing, Common Buckeye, White Checkered Skipper, Northern White Skipper, and California Dogface Butterflies will sip nectar.

Lavandula stoechas Atlas

Purple fowers and foliage of Lavandula stoechas Atlas - Spanish Lavender.

Other plants from the Lavandula Genus featured on this site:
Lavandula allardii Meerlo
Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote * Hidcote English Lavender
Lavandula dentata
Lavandula dentata candicans
Lavandula Goodwin Creek Grey
Lavandula heterophylla
Lavandula intermedia Fred Boutin
Lavandula intermedia Grosso
Lavandula intermedia Provence
Lavandula multifida
Lavandula pinnata buchii
Lavandula stoechas Coco Blue White
Lavandula stoechas Javelin Forte White
Lavandula stoechas Madrid Purple
Lavandula stoechas Otto Quast
Lavandula stoechas Silver Anouk